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Dominica’s PM to make address to his nation from Antigua while USVI reels



Destroyed-HousesBasseterre, St. Kitts, 21st September, 2017 ( - In the wake of devastating category 5 Hurricane Maria, the Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, will address his nation from ABS Studios in Antigua, at about 12:30 pm, today, 21st September, 2017.


Dominica, which took a direct hit has been severely damaged. Earlier Prime Minister Skerritt wrote on Facebook, “So far, we have lost all what money can buy and replace.”


In the broadcast from Antigua, Skerrit will provide up to date information coming as a result of assessments being done on the island.


Meanwhile, northwest of the Leeward Islands, USVI Governor Kenneth Mapp reported that the past 24 hours were “difficult and exhausting” for the people of the USVI, who suffered from the wrath of Hurricane Irma a few weeks ago.


After touring St. Croix, he said, “My prayer is for renewed strength and resolve to rebuild all of our islands in the wake of these two terrible storms. Your Government will neither rest nor grow weary as we continue to work with our federal partners and our friends across the mainland and around the world, to clean up and reconstruct the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands.”


The centre of category 5 Hurricane Maria passed just south of St. Croix on Wednesday (20th September). Communications throughout the territory is limited, and the USVI Department of Tourism is in the process of collecting information for USVI tourism stakeholders, the Caribbean Tourism Authority indicated.


USVI Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty is quoted as saying, "We are thankful for life today - let's continue to support each other, as we recover from these weather events.”




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